Winning for the 12th time in its last 13 outings, the La Costa Canyon girls basketball team is now heading back to the CIF Division I championship game for the first time since 2016 and looking for its first section title since 2011.
One step from the promised land. That’s where the Carlsbad girls soccer team stands after overcoming the weather and an early setback to storm past West Hills, 4-1, in Wednesday night’s CIF Open Division semi-final on their home field.
The top-seeded Torrey Pines High School boys soccer team survived an upset bid in the CIF Open Division quarterfinals on Feb. 12, defeating eighth-seed La Costa Canyon in a 1-1 match that came down to penalty kicks.
Nine North Coast hoops teams still alive.
A potential all-North County final is looming in the CIF Girls Open Division Soccer playoffs with the North Coast represented on both sides of the bracket in Wednesday’s (Feb. 20) semi-finals
Torrey Pines will host Scripps Ranch in Tuesday semi-final.
La Costa Canyon senior Kristy Clanton will be playing for the Lakers next year. No, she won’t be running with LeBron but will be part of a squad that has every bit the championship pedigree of its namesake in Los Angeles.
Carlsbad scored a 2-0 victory and clinched at least a tie for this year’s title as well as back-to-back West championships for the Lancers.
A four-year standout on the Maverick cross country squad, Fahy won both the 2018 CIF San Diego Section and State (D-II) individual championships.
Week three of the five-week Avocado West League soccer season posed some interesting storylines in both the boys and girls departments.
The midway point in the Avocado West League basketball season has been crossed and with six games on the ledger the boys’ and girls’ divisions look like the final two weeks are going to present very different pictures.
Torrey Pines defeated La Costa Canyon 73-53 in an Avocado League West game on Jan. 18.
Make no mistake about it. Even though the Avocado West Girls’ Basketball season just reached its midway point Wednesday, Friday’s clash between Mission Hills and La Costa Canyon will be a de facto championship game.
After 80 minutes, Friday night’s battle for temporary Avocado West League boys’ soccer supremacy ended up right where it started as visiting La Costa Canyon used a second half goal to earn a 1-1 draw with Torrey Pines.
Just three games into the 2019 Avocado West League boys soccer season, the group of six that some had dubbed the “super league” is in early jeopardy of becoming a party of two.
Week One of Avocado West League boys’ and girls’ soccer is now in the books and although a full four weeks and eight games per team remain, plenty of storylines are already developing.
When the 2018-19 girls’ high school basketball season began in late November, it was easy to draw a line right through the middle of the six-team Avocado West lineup that separated the title contenders from the longshots.
The 29th annual Torrey Pines Holiday Classic Basketball Tournament kicked off Dec. 26 and runs through Dec. 29.
Yes, from a timing perspective, there could have been an easier assignment for Caitlin Eichlin in accepting her first high school head coaching position. As anyone who has done it will tell you, making the move from assistant to head coach is a difficult proposition under any circumstance.
The six-team 2019 Avocado West boys’ basketball teams (including newcomers San Marcos and Mission Hills) can be conveniently broken down in groups of two.
Torrey Pines defeated Del Norte 1-0 in a nonleague game on Dec. 13.
Here’s a brief overview of the four holdover teams, in order of last year’s finish (2017-18 and 2018-19 record to-date in parentheses).
The second-ranked Matadors scored 18 of the first 22 points, opened up a 37-13 lead with 5:35 still left in the first half and breezed to a 72-49 victory.
Torrey Pines lost to Mater Dei of Santa Ana 1-0 in overtime in the championship game of the 12th annual Butch Lee Memorial Girls Soccer Tournament on Dec. 8. The Falcons earlier in the day advanced to the finals with a 3-2 overtime win over Westview.
The La Costa Canyon Pop Warner Junior Pee Wee (LCCPW) cheerleaders (ages 8-11) and Junior Varsity cheerleaders (ages 10-13) won 1st place (a national championship) and took 4th and 5th place at the Pop Warner National Football, Cheer and Dance competition held in Orlando, Fla.
Torrey Pines defeated San Marcos 3-0 (25-14, 25-10, 25-15) in an Avocado League West match on Oct. 11.
Meet La Costa Canyon senior Gavin Simmons. A three-year starter in goal for the Maverick boys’ water polo team, he’ll also be returning this winter as the first string goalkeeper for the boys’ soccer squad, CIF Open Division runner-up in 2018.
Torrey Pines ran into a formidable defense and lived to tell about it. The Falcons countered with some tough defense of their own in a 13-7 Avocado League victory over Mission Hills on Oct. 5.
Is it possible for a team to play too well to reach its goal? The way the San Dieguito Academy (SDA) girls tennis team is performing this fall, it just might get a chance to find out.
The drama was missing but the result was the same as the No. 1-ranked Torrey Pines girls volleyball team knocked off No. 3 La Costa Canyon for the second time in two weeks, prevailing, 3-1 (25-16, 25-18, 20-25, 25-14), at home last Thursday.
With the opening week of the 2018 Avocado West League field hockey schedule in the books, there’s no convincing reason that defending champion Torrey Pines shouldn’t be regarded as the favorite to repeat its 2017 title run.
La Costa Canyon came from behind to defeat Canyon Crest Academy 3-2 (21-25, 25-21, 18-25, 25-20, 15-7) in an Avocado League West match on Sept. 25.
Torrey Pines defeated Canyon Crest Academy 3-0 (25-10, 25-16, 25-11) in an Avocado League West match on Sept. 22.
It began as a match that appeared to pair two field hockey teams heading in different directions. But after visiting Canyon Crest edged San Dieguito, 1-0, on a late goal Tuesday afternoon, it seemed the two opponents might have more in common than their records indicated.
With the distances expanding to three miles for the boys and 2.75 miles for girls, North Coast runners starred in Saturday’s Mt. Carmel Invitational at Morley Field, the first major test of the local prep cross country season.
No. 1-ranked Torrey Pines stormed back from a two-set deficit to stun No. 3 host La Costa Canyon, 3-2 (23-25, 22-25, 25-15, 25-14, 15-11) in Tuesday afternoon’s Avocado West League opener for both teams.
Torrey Pines continued its strong start as the Falcons opened Avocado League play with a 36-14 victory over El Camino on Sept. 14.
Here is a quick look at six of those unsung heroes who, behind-the-scenes, represent many others like themselves, making the world of high school sports turn on San Diego’s North Coast.
The No. 8-ranked La Costa Canyon girls volleyball team overcame a raucous crowd and stubborn host Santa Fe Christian to post a 3-1 (25-20, 25-23, 21-25, 27-25) victory Tuesday night, Sept. 11.
Torrey Pines extended its season-opening winning streak to four games as the Falcons defeated San Pasqual 35-0 in a nonleague game on Sept. 7.
Riding back-to-back kickoff returns for touchdowns by each of the Lippert brothers (Karson and Aiden), the La Costa Canyon football team improved its record to 4-0 (2-0 in Avocado West League play) with a 41-21 home victory over El Camino Friday night.
Traditionally the opener of the San Diego high school cross country season, the annual Bronco Round-Up, the 2018 version which was run last Saturday at Kit Carson Park, typically provides a good measuring stick for local squads.
Last year’s Avocado West League field hockey race came down to the final regular season game and it wasn’t until Torrey Pines staved off La Costa Canyon, 2-1, in that one that the Falcons officially earned their title. Canyon Crest, the 2016 champion, wound up second with La Costa Canyon dropping
Twenty-nine-year-old San Diego native Will Raschke takes the Mustang helm, his first head coaching position, after assistant coaching assignments at High Tech High and University City and stints in the club setting.
In an opening week match-up of two clubs with big post-season aspirations, a relentless, hard-charging defensive unit powered sixth-ranked La Costa Canyon to an impressive, 19-7, victory over third-ranked visitor Cathedral Catholic Friday night in Carlsbad.
Fifth-year Torrey Pines Head Football Coach Ron Gladnick has never been accused of looking for patsies to fill his non-league schedule. And despite the fact that the San Diego section will be starting its season one week earlier this year, 2018 will be no exception to that strategy. The Falcons...
The hottest topic around prep football this summer has been the season’s early start date, an effort to match up the regular season with the California State Championship dates. While La Costa Canyon Head Coach Sean Sovacool may not be enamored of having to have his team ready to play its first...
Since the decision was announced earlier this year that Mission Hills and San Marcos would be replacing San Dieguito Academy and Sage Creek in the Avocado West League for 2018-19, there has been a great deal of anticipation as well as speculation as to just how the two new schools will impact what
When attempting to explain the muscle of the Avocado West League when it comes to cross country, perhaps the recent fate of Torrey Pines High School could be used as a good example.
Kristin Fahy is a three-time CIF team champion and two-time CIF individual champion in both cross country and track & field.